Scope

UNDER CONSTRUCTION – Pending P1847 Common Framework Publication

Recommended Practice for Common Framework of Location Services for Healthcare

  • Scope: This recommended practice contains a common framework of Location Services for Healthcare. The framework includes (1) LS Healthcare conceptual information model and (2) LS Healthcare common terminology. This base standard will serves as a foundation for additional standards such as Use Cases, Data Interfaces, and Medical Device Integration. This includes the suite of systems and services that are used in Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) such as: active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), passive RFID, Indoor Position Systems (IPS), Geospatial positioning, GPS and mobile location.
  • Status: IEEE-SA Approved November 2019 and Pending Publication

Exploratory Efforts – Current subgroups that intended to build on the LS-H Common Framework foundation.

  • Use Case Definitions
  • Location Accuracy User Acceptance Test
  • Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Mobile Devices
  • Packet of one-way, non-associative data transmission

Idea Log – Under consideration for future efforts. Please e-mail lshealthcare@ieee.org with more ideas to push industry forward!

  • Location data management (e.g. vector maps, space files)
  • User requirements per use case
  • Blended multi-technology infrastructure
  • Embedded into devices
  • Integration of outdoor/indoor mobile location
  • Associations/Interactions between tags / chain of custody
  • Auto-documentation (e.g. EMR)
  • Locatable and infrastructure (fleet) management
  • Security/Privacy
  • Cloud Architecture

Defined Terms

  • area
  • action
  • accuracy
  • constraint
  • clinical
  • event
  • event history
  • locatable
  • locatable category
    • locatable positioning initiation
    • locatable positioning power
  • locatable-position accuracy
  • locatable-subject association
  • location
  • location naming coordinate convention
  • location naming symbolic convention
  • location naming relative convention
  • location coverage
  • location-enabled application
  • location-enabled application type
  • location interpretation
  • location quality of service
  • location service
  • location system of record
  • location symbolic hierarchy
  • locatable-position
  • non-clinical
  • position
  • positioning behavior
  • positioning computation
  • positioning engine
  • positioning method
    • association
    • chokepoints
    • precisely
    • presence-based
    • room
    • sub-room
  • positioning infrastructure
  • positioning infrastructure scope
  • positioning infrastructure model
  • positioning technology
  • positioning transformations
  • positioning reconciliation
  • positioning process ownership
  • positioning ranging technique
  • position-location mapping
  • precision
  • refresh rate
  • rule
  • service method
  • subject
  • subject system of record
  • subject-location
  • subject-location accuracy
  • subject-location history
  • subject-location latency
  • subject-location resolution
  • subject-locatable mapping
  • telemetry
  • telemetry history
  • trueness
  • use case